Morrisons coronavirus

The measure is on top of the £25m Morrisons has already spent on coronavirus safety measures in stores

Morrisons has announced moves to tighten safety measures as the UK experiences a surge in the number of coronavirus cases.

The retailer said it had reintroduced door marshals, first used when the pandemic hit in March, at its stores from the end of last week, to limit shopper numbers and ensure social distancing.

The marshals will remind customers to wear face masks amid concern some people are still ignoring the regulations.

“We have taken the decision to re-introduce door marshals at store entrances,” said a Morrisons spokesman.

“They will be on hand to ensure that stores don’t get too busy and also to help customers get access to trolleys.

“Safety of our customers is obviously a priority so we will look to do everything we can to protect it.”


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Last week, Morrisons announced all its nearly 500 stores were to receive a three-week deep-clean, in a bid to make shoppers “feel safe in store”.

The retailer said it was ordering new equipment and employing thousands of additional cleaning staff for the task. That came on top of the £25m it had already spent on store safety measures, including Perspex screens, PPE for staff, floor markings and signage during lockdown.

Morrisons said 2,240 new cleaning roles would be created, including a new hygiene assistant posted to all stores.